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Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, World

One in every 13 children are affected by allergies and those numbers are on the rise and increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. The majority of allergic reactions are caused by eight foods: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and in children under 18, these foods cause abo...

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Everyone knows it is Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness month when football players start wearing their pink socks. However, no one hardly ever does anything special for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While there are organizations like St. Jude to help fund childhood cancer research, only 4 percent...

Infections From Shoes

Infections From Shoes

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, World

In late August, Sienna Thomas, a girl in the U.K, was admitted to Prince Charles Hospital for a deadly sepsis infection that was spreading throughout her leg. Jodie Thomas and her daughter Sienna had been at a store trying on shoes for some back-to-school shopping. Thomas stated that since it was the su...

Breast Cancer as a Commodity: How October Takes Advantage of a Disease

Breast Cancer as a Commodity: How October Takes Advantage of a Disease

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Each year, October is a month in which leaves turn brown and just about everything else turns pink. Football teams abandon their team colors to fill a stadium with pink shirts, socks, paint, cleats and towels. Even at North, the Raiders help to spread awareness with the yearly “pink-out” football...

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, News, School, Showcase

  In addition to the recently completed construction, North Forsyth High School has set aside a part of its yearly budget to improve its up and coming healthcare pathway. Inspired by the growth of other schools in the district, North is preparing to unveil a completely facilitated training ...

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Millions of people around the world face allergies on a daily basis, but how do people deal with severe allergic reactions? The EpiPen is a portable needle filled with epinephrine that is injected into the thigh when severe allergies occur. It saves many peoples’ lives everyday and gives them the capability...

Locals Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Locals Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Aside from being the beginning of fall and Halloween, October is also recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Every year, many events are held to honor people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer in some way and to spread awareness about cancer. A list of all the events...

Diet Soda Vending Machines: Are They More Harmful Than Not?

Diet Soda Vending Machines: Are They More Harmful Than Not?

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Why is it people go for a diet soda over a regular soda? It might be because the word “diet” persuades people into thinking an item is healthy. However, you might want to look closer at the ingredients next time before grabbing a diet soda out of a nearby vending machine. Research shows the ingredients...

Tips for a Healthy School Year

Tips for a Healthy School Year

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the school year kicks in, students are beginning to slack on their own health due to all these tests and projects swarming in at once. Although school is very important, one’s health is extremely more vital to one’s life. Below are tips and need to know information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle:   Get active ...

Taking A Deeper Look Into North Forsyth’s HOSA Club

Taking A Deeper Look Into North Forsyth’s HOSA Club

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

HOSA held their first club meeting the morning of August 31, gathering the largest group of students to date. Standing for “Healthcare Occupations for Students of America,” HOSA is a club that helps students “start a road to their dream health career”. This year, HOSA will overlook the blood...

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

After leaving early from a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York City, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton left voters with concerns regarding her health. Clinton has been noticeably coughing throughout her campaign, and left the ceremony on Sunday with reports of feeling “overheated....

Top Ten Most Dangerous Sports

Top Ten Most Dangerous Sports

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sports have become a major pastime in the United States and the world.  Huge tournaments, televised events, and millions of dollars are spent each year on sports, but, however enjoyable they may be, sports can also be relatively dangerous.  Despite the fact that better safety equipment and other precautions...

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